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MSNBC
Apr 20, 2010 3:00pm EDT
to change the finer of tfin fiber of the anger going on in america. >>> michael douglas made a pitch to show mercy on his drug dealing 31-year-old son. would a judge even consider a softer sentence on average joe's son? should we be angry on how celebrities are treated in this society? next on msnbc. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. you stood in the basement gathering dust while i, sneezing, itching eyes kept you from our favorite stream. the one that runs through a field where pollen floats through the air. but now, with the strength of 24-hour zyrtec® to relieve my worst allergy symptoms, indoors and outdoors... let's go before the fish stop biting. they won't wait for us. but that's okay. zyrtec® i
MSNBC
Apr 19, 2010 11:00am EDT
. more on how the ash cloud is actually headed to north america in a minute. first some flights could actually be taking off in europe airspace. most of northern europe remains closed. some airlines plan to fly between 8,000 and 9,000 of the 2,000 scheduled flights today. restrictions over scottish airspace will be lifted tuesday and germany's aviation authority has given lufthansa the okay to fly 50 planes back to germany with about 15,000 passengers on board. meanwhile britain sent in the royal navy to bring stranded people back home. 150,000 brits stranded worldwide. that ash cloud continues to move its way westward, as i mentioned. will it be reaching the shores of north america any time soon? joining us from d.c., geologists with the u.s. geological survey. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. >> a lot of people woke up and saw headlines that this ash cloud would be headed toward north america. explain what's happening here. >> well, there is a high pressure system north of greenland sending a small ton of ash over towards the area between greenland and north america. the mode
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2010 5:00pm EDT
business everything is all about america they took to people was from kansas city, few. and before this building there was the union depot before it burned down so why have spent a lot of time in your town in my brain over the last few years. i think the easiest way for me to get you into the destroy all of this book and the idea we what we want to do is to for have imagery from the beginning of the book. so who the hell was fred harvey. on the spring night in 1980 to the trunk and cowboy is writing from northern mexico was in disbelief at the site of the montezuma hotel. it did appear to be a hallucination. montezuma was one of the most astonishing architectural creations in america perhaps most astonishing was its location. it was nestled in the gorgeous nowhere in the foothills of the mountains 6 miles outside of las vegas mexico would read this into a town of the real world only recently connected to civilization. the largest building in the united states between the style montezuma featured a dining room that seated 500, casino of breathtaking wine cellar, a bowling alley, bil
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2010 8:00pm EDT
wally word. we pretty would bring an end to legalized plunder in america and we hang your mercy upon us to tour forcible some of our lord and savior jesus christ and his blessed name we pray amen. [cheering] ladies and gentlemen negative the leader of the online tax revolt. i want to introduce now someone most of us know mark william, his place is ringing out across the country for conservative principles and. mark is going to be helping introduce the great participants in the tea party expressed and other grass-roots today. mark, come up here and say a word. [cheering] >> wish me luck. i am on with joh this afternoon to follow up on the number one youtube hit. thank you for being here that t. purdy express comes and we started in nevada 27th. 25,000 people joined uso wish him every read a happy retirement. [cheering] moments ago the national press club we announced our endorsement and commitment of resources to elect nevada state legislators geren ingalls to replace harry reid. yesterday even though i live in boston, i live in california but my home state is boston. we were there with
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2010 2:00am EDT
of massachusetts for america. jericho you are doing all the hard work though. the only way this country gets fixed is if you do the work in the trenches. we can get you revved up and connected with people but at the end of the day it is organizing committee. it is keeping the hammer down with e-mails and letters and phone calls to restore a constitutional republic to the united states of america. [cheering] don't you dare let anyone tell you you are a racist, angry or are a mob. [cheering] we are a human rights movement. what we are doing is based on the united states constitution. [cheering] the i united states constitution sets up america as the only society in the history of mankind press on the idea that the only legitimate reason for government was to protect the individual civil liberties and rights of citizens. [cheering] it is impossible to be a racist, human rights advocate who anybody thinks the city its food and on the fringes what missiles lines have anything to do i have news for you, america is our country and we are taking it back to triet [cheering] all right. god, country, family.
ABC
Apr 16, 2010 4:30am EDT
. we'll have more on the shutdown from london and iceland, coming up on "good morning america." >>> there's good news this morning for the hundreds of thousands whose unemployment benefits have run out. president obama signed a bill restoring those benefits. those who were getting checks can reapply and get the money they missed retroactively. >>> republicans say that unemployment bill adds $18 billion to the deficit. deficit and government spending were the subject of rallies of tea parties around the country. there were rallies demanding strict fiscal policies and an end to what some called gangster government. jonathan karl went to the rally in washington. >> reporter: they came to washington, angry about president obama's policies, to be sure. but also angry at the way they've been portrayed. >> we've been called racist. >> don't -- we've been called a lot of things we're not. >> the only thing we want is obama to be more conscious with our money and not be wasteful. that's it. doesn't make us racist. >> reporter: many of them blamed us, the news media. >> you know what, b
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
as their opportunity for unchallenged social experimentation. as i meet with you, the grassroots of america, i had never seen the kind of anger growing right now. [applause] smart people who study this kind of thing tallis that anger -- tell us that anger is usually a mask for fear. why do the citizens of the greatest nation on earth have reason to be fearful? it is because we love our country. we love the first principles of liberty and opportunity. we love the american dream. we want it for ourselves and for our children. this is the promised land. this is the place that people have always come to buy land, by sea, by hook or by crook. when people living under tyrants are secretly planning their escape, this land is the preferred destination. [applause] why is that? is it because our soil grows better corn? is it something in the water? are we just nicer here? if you have spent any time in rush hour traffic, you know that is not necessarily the case. america is supposed to be the place that you come to so that the tentacles of big government no longer reach you. this is the place where as long a
CNN
Apr 26, 2010 12:00am EDT
. children's health fund, feeding america, malaria no more, save the children and the united nations foundation. you want more information go to cnn.com/lar cnn.com/larryking. how did this idea start, ryan? >> this was simon fuller's idea who created "american idol." the third time doing this show. it's raised over $140 million for different charities in the u.s. and around the world which i believe is more than any other television event. >> larry: how does it work, randy? >> basically, i mean, we all go out to different areas and, you know, the charities that we support with the show, and i think that over the last few -- we didn't do one because we felt it wasn't really right with the economy being where it was. so this year, we brought it back. and this year -- i think we're probably -- >> larry: you go and visit the people you help? >> i went down to mississippi. you saw kara down there in africa. simon went to arizona. >> we went to monrovia to the food bank, to feeding america. >> i went to seattle to interview bill gates and linda gates about what they're doing globally. we,
ABC
Apr 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> another check on traffic and weather every 10 minutes. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >> it is 6:00 then on this tuesday morning. welcome back. i'm adam caskey outside the virginia square metro station. it's not a bad day in the beltway. we have some cooler outlying areas. it's 51 degrees right here. in stafford it's in the upper 30's. this is a popular family, looking east from chesapeake beach over the chesapeake bay, a few clouds in the sky. clouds will increase throughout the midday and afternoon. 49 in chesapeake beach. today will be seasonable with highs in the upper 60's. morning sunshine gives way to midday clouds. gentle rain showers tomorrow. scattered, light rain. the weekend looks unse
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2010 6:30am EDT
determination to stand with them and share their dangers was the first tangible sign that many had that america actually did care about what happened to them and their country. he showed them the best side of america. his example, i think, should serve as an example for not only ambassadors, but for americans as a whole or anybody. his determination to work with the british, to do everything he could to help the british delicacy that a have an effect t it did succeed. >> on his predecessor, joe kennedy, this great line after meeting. kennedy is all excited. isn't it wonderful that the crisis is over and now i can get back to palm beach after all. the new york times, they ran an editorial. one of the toughest and biggest jobs that the president, his mission was one of the toughest and biggest jobs the president can get. he has to explain to a country that is daily being bombed why a country safely 3,000 miles away wants to help it will not fight. that is a difficult thing to tell a person whose home has just been wrecked by a bomb. my question is how was the reporting of u.s. correspondents news
WHUT
Apr 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
. the keynote speaker praised tea party america for being involved in for the people. the hunter is an experience of republican strategists who planned this. the tea party movement is independent. why are republicans running it? >> i am a conservative activist. i worked for ronald reagan in 1966. i am more interested in conservatives than obama. >> god bless the united states of america. >> where this is heading in who it is benefiting is not clear. many americans are calling them a tea party supporter. it is a force to be reckoned with. bbc news, boston. >> im jonathan charles. the u.k., denmark are many countries shutting down their airspace as volcanic ash is spreading south from iceland. equipment is pouring into china a day after an earthquake there killed more than 600 people. political history is about to be made and it could change the outcome of the prime minister general election of the decade. leaders are making their final preparations for the first ever televised election debate, the first of three. the focus will be on domestic policy. our political correspondent re
CBS
Apr 25, 2010 7:00pm EDT
captioning funded by cbs and ford-- built for the road ahead. >> america is waging a war against islam, invaded iraq because it hates islam, invaded afghanistan because it hates islam. >> stahl: he is describing "the narrative," an ideology that convinces young extremists that america is hell-bent on crushing islam. once a true believer, maajid nawaz is now trying to convince young muslims in places like pakistan that it's wrong. >> do you know how many muslims are in america? do you know how many mosques there exist in america? do you know that obama's father is muslim? >> couric: if there was a drug that would make you smarter, would you take it? today, an increasing number of healthy people are using drugs without a prescription as a way to improve their mental function. and if you want to find someone who's trying it out, just visit a college campus. >> everybody is trying to get an edge and, i mean, if you can take a pill that will help you study all night to get that grade you need, i mean, a lot of people don't see why they wouldn't do it. >> if a very large earthquake str
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 11:30am EDT
their dangers was the first tangible sign many had that america actually did care about what happened to them and their country. he showed that side of america and his example should serve as an example not only for ambassadors but americans as a whole or anybody. his determination to work with the british or do everything he could to help the british to see that the alliance succeeded had a tremendous effect on the fact ehat it did succeed. af on his predecessor, joe kennedy, this great line after munich, kennedy says isn't it ovnderful the crisis is over? now i can get back to palm beach after all. tounew york times ran an bsitorial, one of the toughest and the biggest jobs, his mission was one of the biggest jobs the president can give. he has to explain to a country that is daily being bombed why a country safely 3,000 miles away fnts to help but will not fight. that is a difficult thing to tell a person whose home has just been wracked by a bomb. ow was the reporting of correspondence and newspapers. and web sites and tv. and what was left in france and ime from that period. >> it was ve
FOX News
Apr 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
and the future of the country. "america live" starts now. >> and we begin this hour with the tough new clean air standards coming straight from the epa and white house, the obama administration today side stepping congress to issue stricter gas mileage standards and that is just the beginning. in the works, right now, dozens of new epa rules pushing new government regulations into virtually every part of our lives. rules on what we drive, where we live, what we buy, and how much it all costs. now some states preparing for a monumental pushback. stuart varney of the fox business network joins me live. stuart, what's the push sphwhawk. >> the pushback is they're going to court to try to roll back the proposed regulations that are coming down the pipe from the epa. i can't stress enough this is a vast array of new rules that are being proposed by the environmental protection agency, where lisa jackson, the administrator, is essentially acting as a -- using massive administrative power, rather than acting through a vote of congress. just a quick list for one second, megyn. cars, first ever co26789 e
WETA
Apr 2, 2010 5:30pm EDT
fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. welcome to our final edition of "worldfocus." as we prepare to end our 18-month run we want to remind you one last time about america's place in the world. the united states is the third most populous country with 310 million people. our population actually represents only 4.5% of the world. telling you about those other 6.5 billion people, not just their politics but their customs and traditions, filling in the details about their lives has been our mission and our passion. that is exactly what we hope to do one last time tonight with a series of snapshots celebrating life around the globe. we start with the baseball season. now just days away. so what better place to start then in cuba where the so-called american past time is played and argued about with a ferociousness rarely seen in this country? "worldfocus" special correspondent peter eisner brought us this story about the love of the game
ABC
Apr 28, 2010 4:30am EDT
believe my product was proper. >> reporter: in an interview to air on "good morning america," blankfein refused to say that goldman is being singled out. >> we surely aren't the only financial firm. and i think, in most of these markets, we were not the largest or even a large participant, compared to others. so, i can wish that the focus wasn't so disproportionately on us. but i'm not making any claims of unfairness. >> reporter: democrats had hoped that hearing would help them move ahead with financial reform. but with no republican support right now, the gop blocked a vote in the senate for the second-straight day. jeremy and vinita? >> all right. t.j. winick in washington. thanks. >>> and we'll have more from claire shipman's interview with lloyd blankfein later on "good morning america." >>> some politics now. our new poll must caused some serious concern for members of congress. 57% of voters we asked said they will look around for someone else to vote for in november. that's the lowest level of incumbent support since 1994. asked what party they will support in the fall. 48% say
CSPAN
Apr 26, 2010 12:00am EDT
. >> thanks. . >> christopher mets were from the georgetown studies discusses diversity in america. washington journal live at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. >> miti top two prizewinners on the c-span and studentcam competition on monday and tuesday morning during c-span's "washington journal." >> the british election is may 6. the three main party leaders held their debate in bristol, england. c-span was allowed to go behind the scenes. we talked to the moderator before the leaders arrived. >> [inaudible] >> good evening from bristol. welcome to the sky news debate. it round two of the first televised debate in the uk. please welcome david cameron, gordon brown and a crag -- and nick cregg. we are sitting here in the room where we will be debating. it is very exciting to not just have these debates changed the course of the general election campaign, but we know that there are lots of people abroad that are turning in abroad. >> of these first debates were agreed under party rules the agreement was that the audience would be made up of local people living in the area and that they would po
FOX News
Apr 2, 2010 3:00am EDT
from new york, defending freedom. freedom. happy easter, america. smie welcome to "red eye." it is like the incredible hulk, if by hulk you mean greg. andy, what's coming up on tonight's special show? >> greg, coming up on tonight's special show, a new gal lop poll shows the majority of america don't like either political party or members of congress. we'll investigate. and is planting child pornography on a woman's husband's computer the way to her heart? the answer is i sure hope so. and why is hollywood remaking movies that were not that good in the first place? some say it is a lack of creativity and shear laziness. greg? >> thank you, andy. >> the i pad comes out on saturday. >> so what. >> it would be nice if you bought me one as an apology. >> an apology for what? >> i don't know where to begin with you, greg. >> looks like somebody isn't doing their morning meditations. >> that somebody is you. >> go away. way to ruin a special show. well, they are far from frightful. they are always delightful and extremely insightful. enough about the teamsters. let's welcome our
ABC
Apr 8, 2010 12:05am EDT
, of course, on "good morning america." that is our report for tonight. from all of us at abc news, good night, america. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel with an important message from san manuel indian bingo and casino, where you have a chance right now to win $100,000 in their lucky seven bingo contest. all this month, pre-selected bingo numbers are showing up around southern california in all sorts of places. matter of fact, our security guard guillermo is on the roof looking for a number right there. hello, guillermo. >> hi, jimmy. >> jimmy: guillermo, do you see a binglobal with a number on it anywhere there? >> no, i don't see a beginglobal with a number on it. >> jimmy: do you have your bingo card >> yes. >> jimmy: okay. and you know you have to form a number seven across the top and then die yag nolly, right? >> yes. >> jimmy: and when you do, you can go to san manuel to enter the $100,000 "winner take all" drawing on may 7th. >> yes, but i cannot find the number. >> jimmy: i'm going to give you a hint. it rhymes with "spoon." >> fork! >> jimmy: no, it rhymes with "spoon." >> oh. soup? >
CSPAN
Apr 9, 2010 2:00am EDT
the overwhelming importance of black race in america. i am familiar with a truly gigantic literature that explains the meaning and portends an honest to god reality of the existence of race. it's imperative and a statutory biological definitions of white race, we may notoriously vague. believing that what is not black. the disc thickness does not indicate lack of interest. quite to the contrary for another, past historical literature, much less known today explains the meaning and portends an honest to god reality of the existence of white races. they may seem not to be given a book on americans in antiquity, a pure fun before europeans discovered the western hemisphere and thousands of years he for the invention of the constant of race. they given the prevalence of the notion that racist permanent, many believe it possible to trace something recognizable as the white race, back more than 2000 years. in addition, not few westerners have racialized antiquity making ancient history into white race history and classics into a living whitefield, complete with pictures of blonde ancient greeks. transfo
ABC
Apr 19, 2010 7:00am EDT
love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts on this monday, april 19th. and this morning -- global standstill. millions stranded by the ash cloud blanketing the skies. as britain sends naval warships. >>> and war of words. the israel prime minister says if they nation doesn't stop the nuclear program, israel will. >>> fight for premium. stop the an american student convicted of murder overseas says there's no proof she was even at the scene of the crime. will her appeal be heard? >>> and we want to tell you why you may have to ban beer in your future super bowl party. the new 3-d tv sets come with a warning. if you drink, don't watch. >>> well, a merry monday to everyone. i hope everyone's had a terrific weekend but not those trying to catch a flight somewhere. >>> i felt lucky getting out of washington just in time. european ministers are meeting today to discuss when and how they'll reopen airspace over europe. more than 20 countries are affected, and the volcano is still affective. right now, it's s
ABC
Apr 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. it's monday, april 26th. inside the heart of the stone. our cameras follow the massive tornado from louisiana to mississippi. rescue crews still searching for survivors. we're live on the scene. >>> and financial showdown. we have an exclusive interview with the key republican senator. >>> also, the fda is expected to greenlight the first vaccine to fight cancer. >>> and you remember her, lost for four days. now this brave little girl and her family join us for the first time since her miraculous rescue. >> got to love that early morning smile. and welcome back. tell us about your adventure. >> so, i'm gone a couple days, george, you change the place. back to the future here. >> this is all new for me. right here in the middle here of times square. >> best seat in the house. there was more dangerous weather overnight. but the big story this morning, the 250-mile path of destruction cut by as massive twister in g, mississippi. ten people killed there. hundreds of homes damaged or destroyed. trees uproote
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2010 10:00am EDT
. kosmas: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to five requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida rise? ms. kosmas: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kosmas: it is my distinct honor and privilege to recognize on the floor of the united states house of representatives dr. pamela carbonier for her extensive community spirit and volunteerism. she has dedicated her life's work to helping those in need with a particular focus on women and children. she's the co-founder and member of the community outreach to prevent eating disorders, medical supervisor for victims of assault, medical supervisor for the rape crisis county and board and coalition member for healthy start. she also serves as the chair of daytona state college women's advocacy board. she practices at halifax ob-gyn associate
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2010 2:00am EDT
not move up. it performs america's legal immigration system to maximize american economic prosperity and will impose tough sanctions on employers who break the law. in arizona they passed a very draconian law on immigration because they are upset the federal government is not acting. in nevada, the republican governor sent a letter to president obama calling for action, federal action, on immigration. and i find the position of the republicans in arizona and in nevada who say the problem is one of the federal government now say we will not buy you work on it. that is why we are here this afternoon, inviting them to help was work on this issue. take a look at our proposals. i do not direct this to learn to grant only. there are 40 other republicans. take a look at this proposal. it is a good faith effort to move forward. we say, come and talk with us. work with us. >> thank you. we come to discuss this issue of immigration facing the reality of the broken immigration system in america facing the reality of a controversy law and arizona which is going to be challenged as it meets the m
MSNBC
Apr 9, 2010 8:00pm EDT
that way he could just say when -- she could be the devil. she could say, i hate america. i want to destroy america. and that way they'll only be able to say, well, why do you hate gay, immigrant, black, handicapped women? >> yeah, because we all saw how effectively being a black woman insulates you from republican accusations that you hate america. so which radicals top president obama's short list? according to most reports, solicitor general elaine in a kagan, so radical she only got seven republican votes last year. federal judge diane woods' name is being mentioned. along with names outside the judiciary, michigan governor jennifer granholm. let's bring in george washington university professor jonathan turley. >> hi, keith. >> what do you think is the impact on the court of justice stevens leaving? >> for liberals, it's a very sad moment. stevens was part of what you would call the greatest generation for liberals on the court. it's like watching the passing of world war ii veterans. this was, he came at the hayday of the liberal court. he served with marshall brennan. these were gian
FOX News
Apr 17, 2010 7:00am EDT
. president obama is different and symbolizes the increasing diversity of america, symbolizing the loss of control, predictability, certainty, clarity, that a lot of people need for their well-being. >> that's different than what they were talking about and inflammatory was not that. >> bill clinton was appearing at over the anniversary of the bombings at oklahoma city, the 15th anniversary. the issue with your conclusion, because he didn't necessarily compare the tea party. >> i saw he drew a parallel. >> no, i think that actually -- well, listen to what he said and we can debate it. bill clinton with the sound bite you heard, just gave the crazies out there an excuse to be violent. he just offered them an opportunity to be violent. >> that wasn't bill clinton, that was --. >> what pick -- what bill clinton said. >> we will go to weather and come back. >> can i help you? >> we are actually on the air, live. really? okay. now you see what goes on here. i will be right back. >> i will call it a day. will you taking it from here, please? >> are we on tv? what is going on? gosh, i thought
FOX News
Apr 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, that is just the kind of information that has many tax protesters livid on this, tax day. in america's election headquarters tonight, chief political correspondent carl cameron on the huge tea party rally here in washington. >> reporter: today's income tax deadline brought several thousands tea partiers to the street of the nation's capit capitol. >> as we all want one simple thing from our government. we would like to be left alone. >> reporter: now a year old, the tea party movement receives advice from two principle political action committees. freedom works run by former house republican leader dick army and the free market operated group known as americans for prosperity. the single biggest faction is the tea party patriots who specialize in new group development and have more than 1,500 groups nationwide. the tea party express bus tour holds demonstrations nationwide and was created by a conservative pack in california. the tea party nation holds grassroots conventions with workshops on political activism. and for online social networking, many tea parties adopt goooh.com, get out of our
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. it's thursday, april 15th. this morning, breaking news. all flights suspended at some of the world's busiest airports, after a volcano erupts in iceland. why the clouds of ash are grounding planes here in the u.s. >>> also this morning, russian officials announce they will suspend all adoptions by americans, after that tennessee mom sent her adopted 7-year-old back to russia, alone on a plane. >>> the next, big battle. democrats unveil their plan to reel in the big banks. but republicans say it will just lead to more bailouts. is that true? we ask a top republican, if the two sides can somehow come together. >>> the parents of that 11-year-old autistic girl speak out about their daughter's rescue from the florida swamp, as our cameras show how treacherous it was. >>> look at this. lighting up the sky and phone lines, from missouri to michigan. >>> boy. that is not your average falling star. >> we're not going to see as many planes in the sky because that volcano is bringing air traffic to a grindin
ABC
Apr 24, 2010 8:00am EDT
'll hear from a man who trusted this canine to lead the way. >>> good morning, america. i'm bill weir. >> good morning, bill, good morning, everyone, i'm bianna golodryga. saturday, april 24th. weather is a big story this morning. the south part of the country is waking up to a rare, severe weather alert. tornadoes and driving rain throughout the region last night. much more is expected today. marysol will have much more on that coming up. >>> we also have rare good news about the economy this morning. no one expected new home sales to surge as much as they did. in march, the biggest increase since kennedy was in the white house. but will it last especially since the tax incentives expire. >>> also, a surprising story out of utah. a convicted killer who asked to be put to death by a firing squad. and the judge granted his wish. now, his decision is renewing questions about the death penalty and whether the firing squad is cruel and unusual punishment. >>> but we do begin with that controversial immigration law that set off a fiery debate across america and lass the land. mike von frem
ABC
Apr 16, 2010 3:05am EDT
be grounded. >>> plus, fired up. tea party activists unveil their contract from america, calling for the tax code to be scrapped. ♪ >>> and the emotional reunion for war heroes who liberated millions from nazi death camps. it's friday, april 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> happy friday to you. >> tax day's over, too. >> tax day's over. >> that's the best reason -- >> the weekend is almost here. lots to celebrate. we'll do that this half hour and throughout the morning. hope you stay with us. good morning. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm vinita nair. well, that plume of volcanic ash that is a virtual wall over the sky in the northern atlantic and northern europe is what we're talking about today. it may even affect president obama's trip to poland this weekend. >> it began spreading right after a remote volcano in iceland erupted two days ago. for the latest now we're joined by john hendren in washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. this morning thousands of passengers bound for europe are stranded and wondering just when
MSNBC
Apr 19, 2010 6:00am EDT
. this was the most significant news of the weekend. the secretary of defense saying the united states of america does not have a long-range plan for dealing with iran. and the second i read that, i didn't think, oh, my gosh, the obama administration has fouled this up. i thought, oh, my gosh, the united states of america has not over the past decade between two administrations figured out how to deal with this very troublesome regime. jon meacham, five years ago, the wall street journal, five years ago, "the wall street journal" was writing blistering editorials attacking the bush administration for allowing iran, and we talked about it repeatedly, step over one line in the sand after another line in the sand. gates was talking about, of course, where they are right now, but he was talking as well, i think, about how the bush administration was unable to contain iran's nuclear ambitions. >> both those points are really important because the cold war -- the post-cold war proliferation story is like the cold war in that it doesn't pay a whole hell of a lot of attention to inauguration dates. gates serv
NBC
Apr 15, 2010 4:30am EDT
, that's all hours from now. the focus right now is you, me, and the rest of america getting those taxes done on time. lynn? >> tracy, don't remind us. >>> meanwhile, president obama will face a tough audience today when he heads to florida to outline his new policy for nasa. thousands of workers fear for their jobs with the space shuttle program scheduled to be grounded later this year, and some of the country's most high-profile astronauts are calling the president's plans, quote, devastating. >> reporter: after years as the home of america's space missions, today kennedy will host what is termed star wars. it's pitting some of the country's space pioneers against the president. >> we need to go once again where no man has gone before. there is no vision to this budget, no goal, no challenge. >> reporter: this week astronauts blasted president obama as he gets ready to announce its plans for na is for the future this afternoon. officials say that will include an extra $6 billion, some to be used to help lift a heavy-list rocket, capable of taking humans to mars. but it also eliminates
NBC
Apr 19, 2010 4:30am EDT
today early today in america. new york police are asking for the public's help in identifying four young women who stole nearly 4,000 dollar in lingerie. two of the women distracted a store clerk while the others stuffed merchandise into their shopping bags. employees describe the suspects as young, possibly high school or college students. >>> some 50 new jersey residents are out of house and home this morning after a massive fire ripped through two apartment buildings. firefighters say they had trouble getting the blaze under control, but amazingly there were no injuries. the cause is still under investigation. >>> in the florida keys costume competitors kicked up their three-inch heels this weekend at the annual drag race. dashing divas we'lled their way down the main drag in the key west to celebrate independence day. racers were judged on speed and ability to stay on their feet. that's hard to do with heels. >>> and if you're a running in the boston marathon today, keep your eyes peeled for lisa, the last american man or woman to win the race. she's doing an anniversary run this yea
NBC
Apr 14, 2010 4:00am EDT
declared his summit succeeded in making america safer. >> make concrete commitments and take tankable steps to secure nuclear materials so they never fall in the hands of terrorist whose would surely use them. >> reporter: he opened his mega meeting with 47 nations with a warning. >> the risk of a nuclear confrontation between nations has gone down, but the risk of nuclear attack has gone up. >> reporter: the problem is no longer rockets carrying hydrogen bombs. it's a nuke the size of an apple in a truck or a shipping container sent by terrorists like al qaeda. and they're trying today to get that nuke. >> were they to do so, it would be a catastrophe for the world. >> reporter: chile showed off something last month. getting it out of the reach of al qaeda. secretary of state clinton signed a deal with russia for both of our nations to reprocess tons of plutonium. >> that will ensure that this material will never again be used for weapons or any other military purpose. >> reporter: mr. obama says chinese president hu agreed yesterday to help tighttown screws on iran over nuclear weapons im
NBC
Apr 27, 2010 4:00am EDT
here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in indiana, news cameras captured a firefighter being knocked to the ground by an explosion which ripped his helmet off. the firefighter was attempting to extinguish flames in a minivan when he was hit by the blast. fortunately his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. >>> in mississippi, four men are lucky to be alive after driving directly into the path of this oncoming tornado. one of the passengers captured the raging winds and rain on his cell phone only moments before the gusts flipped the car 30 yards through the air. thankfully, the guys sustained only minor injuries. amazing. >>> a kentucky man is under arrest after leading police on a dangerous chase which was captured by the police car's dash cam. the suspect injured an officer who was attempting to stop the car before spinning out and crashing into a police cruiser. the suspect is being held on several charges. >>> and in new hampshire, one farm is welcoming its tiniest new resident with big smiles. weighing only 6 pounds at birth, the
CNN
Apr 10, 2010 3:00pm EDT
aired a special about america's debt called "iousa." >> in the the fall of 2008, the critically acclaimed documentary film "i.o.u.s.a." was released in theaters nationwide. the film warned of america's rapidly growing national debt and its implications for the country. no one could have predicted how much worse the situation would become in just 19 months. >> not everyone agrees with the program's assessment of this country's debt. dean baker is one who disagrees here. he is with the center for economic and policy research, and he joins us from washington right now. dean, thank you for joining us. i want to start with the question, why is this documentary controversial, in your perspective? >> well, let's start with the segment you just showed. it said no one could predict that the situation would get so much worse in the next 19 months. that is not true. i was out there warning about the housing bubble saying when that collapsed it would bring down the economy and create all sorts of really bad problems. one of them, large deficit, but that the least of it. 10% unemployment is
CNN
Apr 17, 2010 10:00pm EDT
of travelers worldwide. >>> education secretary arne duncan answers your questions on fixing america's schools. been to a movie lately? expensive is an understatement. grab your popcorn why you soon can make money off the box office. smarty pants heaven. call them what you want, we will all be working for them one day. good evening, everyone. modern europe hasn't seen anything like it. it has travelled to the white house, not by plane but word that the president's planned trip to the polish president's funeral would not be such a good idea right now. air travel is at a stand still, a volcano in iceland is to blame. it is blasting into the sky around the clock and no one knows when conditions will get any better. the impact on travel is huge, flight cancellations stretching from ireland and england and northern and central europe and parts of russia. the eyjafjallajokull is filling air space with deadly sand and rocks. this exclusive cnn video from earlier today, a view of the volcano you won't see anywhere else. we have a live report from iceland in a moment. the flight cancellations have turn
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
tv show in america. and the world now, in 187 countries. but, john ridley, when we're all together in the front office at msnbc, we tarp you cwere talkin wofs going to be on this new show, the new incarnation of "morning joe," and i have to be honest, i think we were too tough on you. >> really? >> i think we held to you a higher standard. >> oh, god. >> i think you had less of a margin of error. >> are we going to start -- >> i think it was the slimmer margin of error. >> i think you had a slimmer margin of error. i think you would have been on "morning joe" but the slimmer of margin -- >> remember one morning you mispronounced a word. >> yes. >> and the front office is like, we can't -- you want -- >> this guy out. >> and so, i owe you an apology. i think i owe michael steele an apology. >> i'm getting new t-shirts made. i was trademarked michael steele. it's not my fault. i got a slimmer margin of error. >> yes. >> so we're going to start out and going -- >> and haley barber jumped in on this about his slimmer margin of error. about the only thing slimmer on him. >> you said it.
MSNBC
Apr 9, 2010 10:00pm EDT
are not regional country like america or like england. and this condition for our country is okay. it could be better, but it's okay. this prison experience, i'm going to be another man. i'm going to be looking about freedom in another way. to appreciate freedom, to appreciate to walk in the park, to drink coke, to see birds, sky, freedom is freedom. that's all. >> while c.z.'s urban setting and concrete surroundings make some long for simple pleasures, our crew headed deeper into serbia and found a prison that except for the razor wire was almost a natural paradise. [ vrrroooooomm! ] black one! where? [ vrrroooooomm! ] black one! where? [ vrrroooooomm! ] black one! ow! where? [ male announcer ] the volkswagen tiguan. the only compact suv with a turbocharged engine, standard. [ vrrroooooomm! ] black one! where? there. [ male announcer ] starting at $23,200. it's a whole new volkswagen, and a whole new game. because with national, i roll past the counter... and choose any car in the aisle. choosing your own car? now that's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> 38 miles southeast of be
MSNBC
Apr 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in america these days. we start with the senate race up in pennsylvania. joining me right now is senator arlen specter. senator specter, thank you for coming on tonight. i want you to talk about your tv ad running in pennsylvania right now. here's the ad, we're going to run it free for you. i want you to respond to why you're running it right now. here it is. let's listen. >> joe sestak. releeved of duty in the navy for creating a poor command climate. joe sestak, the worst attendance of any pennsylvania congressman. and near the bottom of the entire congress. last year alone, sestak missed 127 votes. he says the missed votes weren't important. he went campaigning instead. let's say no to no-show joe. >> and here's part of a web video your campaign put out last summer, let's watch that and we have one more to show. all three of them we're showing tonight. >> he wants you to vote for him. but doesn't vote for us. joe sestak, awol for pennsylvania. >> i'm arlen specter and i approved this message. >> here's a website sponsored by your campaign called no-show joe. it says joe sestak awol. s
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